The Workplace and the ADA
The average worker faces a multitude of challenges on a daily basis. From the beginning of the day trying to get to work on time, battling commuting traffic and finding a good parking spot to end of day issues such as working late to complete a job, not finishing a project on time or thinking about what can be put off until tomorrow. These are among the common workplace issues faced by workers on a daily basis.
However, the disabled are not typical workers. Everyday millions of people with various types of disabilities go to work like everyone else. However, the problems that disabled workers face are much greater than the average worker. Disabled workers not only have all of the regular issues that the typical worker faces but also needs to worry about accessibility in the workplace, possible discrimination when the workplace isn't handicapped accessible and other rights that make all workers regardless of disability, be equal in the workplace.
To ensure that all workers are treated fairly, the United States government enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. This act barred public and private employers from acts of discrimination in the course of everyday workers such as the hiring, advancement, training, pay rates, termination and other parts of the job. The Act gives employers guidelines on how to make the workplace accessible for all employees and how everyone should be treated equally regardless of disability.
To help understand the rights of the disabled in the workplace, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, below please find some helpful information.
Overview of the ADA
- Facts About the ADA - useful set of facts pertaining to workers rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- ADA Text - information and the actual text of the Act including the most recent amendments to it.
- American with Disabilities Act - informative site from the Department of Labor providing guidelines on disabled workers.
- ADA Accessibility Guidelines - useful site providing an outline of the accessibility guidelines of employers.
- ADA Resources - helpful collection of resources and information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Definition and Terms - information on the definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the terms related to it.
- Meaning of Disability - helpful definition of disability as defined by the ADA.
- Americans with Disabilities Act - useful site providing help and information for people with various disabilities that are covered in the ADA.
- ADA Info - site providing basic information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Job Seeker Information on the ADA
- Job Applicants - helpful information for job applicants and how the ADA can help prevent discrimination.
- ADA Accommodations - information on some of the common accommodations that can be made for disabled workers.
- Employers and the ADA - informative resource on employers and what they need to do under the American with Disability Act.
- Guide to the ADA - useful information for job applicants on various aspects of the Americans with Disability Act.
- ADA Job Protection - information on the legal protection offered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- ADA and Job Applicants - web site containing help for job applicants offering information on the American with Disabilities Act.
- Interview Information - informative resource on the ADA and interview application process.
- ADA and the Job Applicant - article providing disability information for job applicants.
Business Information on the ADA
- ADA Employer Responsibilities - outline of the responsibilities of employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Employers Guide - helpful guide for employers that can be followed for the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Americans with Disabilities Act - informative site providing an overview for employers and employees on the ADA.
- Employer Responsibilities - site providing information on the responsibilities that employers have under the ADA.
- Employment Rights - helpful resource providing information and resources under the ADA.
- Employment Information - informative resource with information for employers about the disabled and employment.
Legal Rights of the Disabled
- History of the ADA - useful site providing background on the history of disabled rights.
- Twenty Years of Disability Rights - historical look at the developments in the field of disability rights.
- Disability Rights Law - informative site outlining the rights that have been earned by disabled workers.
- Disability Laws and Regulations - overview of the various laws and regulations in place to protect the rights of the disabled.
- Disability Laws - look at the rights of the disabled from the legal professions view.
- Disability Law - legal rights and protections are discussed for the disabled worker.
- Disabled Rights - informative resource describing the protections afforded the disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Disability Discrimination - helpful site outlining the rights of the disabled and how they can be helped with legislation from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
We hope that this information has been helpful in understanding the needs of the disabled in the workplace. Discrimination of the disabled has been a serious problem in the past. However, with protections provided by the ADA, all workers are now given the same opportunities to be successful.